Microsoft Security Essentials Pop-Up


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I just updated to the latest version of Eraser and this pop-up appeared. Can you tell me if this is a false positive?
Not to concerned, but would like your input. Thanks :) .


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It's not a false positive, it's just asking you to send Eraser's shell extension as a sample to SpyNet for the community to comment on it. MSE does this when unknown programs are used in the computer.


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By the standards of many security programs, this is a very clear dialog. There has been a tendency for some software to describe anything it doesn't recognise or has concerns about as potentially malicious, and this mis-description is the cause of many false positives. The MSE dialog admits (in so far as a Microsoft program will admit anything) that the file is unknown.